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Coronavirus update

UK holidays and also holidays to Europe are all going ahead as scheduled

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Please be patient when contacting us,  we are a small company of only two staff

Kind regards

Jilly & Debbie

Booking Your Flight

Please always try to book your flight through a website or agent who are ABTA and ATOL members and pay with a credit card..Book a flight with a COVID guarantee who will refund you if the holiday does not go ahead. (such as Easyjet)

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Brexit - travel rules have changed.

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Travel Insurance

Always make certain that you have insurance cover as soon as you book your holiday or flight. If you do not have an annual travel insurance policy you can take out cover just for the dates of your holiday at any point prior to the holiday taking place. The Post Office Travel Insurance includes cover fro Covid.

Taking out cover straight away ensures that should anything unexpected happen that is covered by the insurance policy  you can make a claim . Travel insurance policies vary enormously ALWAYS read the small print

Brexit and how it affects your travel

Passport You will now need at least three months validity left on your passport when travelling to an EU country and probably 6 months for further afield. Be especially careful if you renewed your passport early last time you renewed as this does not include the extra time on your passport between the actual renewal date and the date it was due for renewal. Follow this link, click on the country you are travelling to and then click on Entry Requirements

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)  which gave free, or reduced rate, healthcare when visiting the EU has been replaced with the UK Global Healthcare Insurance Card (GHIC).

This is free of charge, visit to obtain yours. You can continue to use your old EHIC until it expires. Neither of these cards covers Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. Do not forget to take out additional travel insurance as these cards do not cover all costs should you become sick or injured when in an EU country.
Remember that the GHIC is not an alternative to travel insurance. It will not cover any private medical healthcare or costs, such being flown back to the UK, or lost or stolen property.

Updates - flight delays

My flight has been delayed. Can I get compensation?

Check the Citizens advice website for detailed information by following this link

Also read the following

Airlines don't have to pay out for delays caused by snow because weather is classified as an "extraordinary circumstance" – though some airlines may issue a refund at their discretion. For those of you flying to India you are almost certainly on a non EU airline so contact them direct to see exactly what you are entitled to.

According to Which magazine you can challenge your airline if you don't agree there were extraordinary circumstances – for example, if you are told you can't fly due to the snow, but other flights are departing. "Airlines may stretch the definition of extraordinary circumstances further than they should."

Which Magazine  states:-

If the delay is not caused by extraordinary circumstances you will be entitled to compensation under EU rules, but only if you are flying with an airline based in the EU or with a non-EU-based airline flying from an EU airport, and only if the delay is for two hours or more. If you are flying somewhere else or with a non-EU-based airline not flying from the EU you'll have to check that carrier's terms and conditions.

If you are delayed for two hours or more you are entitled to: two free phone calls, faxes or e-mails; free food and drinks; and free hotel accommodation if you need to stay overnight.

If your flight arrives at its destination three hours or more late you will receive compensation of between €250 and €600, depending on how far your flight takes you. So you'll get €250 if your three hour-delayed flight travels 1,500km or less (ie, London to Amsterdam), but €600 if your plane is delayed by four hours or more and travels at least 3,500km (ie, London to Sydney).

My flight has been cancelled. Will I get my money back?

If your flight is cancelled you should be offered either a refund or an alternative flight to your original destination.

For compensation you will have to look to the EU rules again, though if the delay is caused by snow – and thus an extraordinary circumstance – you might not get anything. If you are covered by EU regulations you will be entitled to travel assistance (such as help with rebooking for a later date) as well as meals and accommodation etc. Check the official EU website for more on your rights.

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Welcome to Free Spirit Travel, UK's leading provider of yoga holidays

The Finca, La Gomera, Canary Islands

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  • Bohemian Beach Holiday

    From £620

    One of the Free Spirit staff's favourite venues! A place of year round sunshine, dolphins, warm sea and great food

A  magical venue - this venue has it all.

Its secluded with its own organic farm, a huge choice of accommodation and two swimming pools - step over the wall and you are on the beach!

There are three meals a day, plus a choice of teas and coffee all day long.

La Gomera is one of the least known of the Canary Islands, it has a temperate climate and great tranquillity.

A small island it is extremely popular with walkers because of the contrasting landscapes;  the coastline dotted with villages, the mountainous core of misty rainforests, banana plantations and terraces.


Our venue is is completely hidden along the cliff-face, in a secluded bay, ten minutes walk from the village of Vueletas.

We are beside the ocean with a pebble beach. Behind the tropical garden the land has been transformed by permaculture gardening techniques into a lush and highly productive small organic farm with its own natural spring.

The venue has two swimming pools, one smaller and sheltered for hiding away, and one full size for cooling swims in the heat of the day.

Relax in the shade of the two huge rubber trees - one holds a swing that sweeps the pool and one shades the upper deck overlooking the beach.


Ten minutes walk away is the village, here are lots of cafes and small shops plus an air of calmness and old fashioned tourism. There are several long sandy beaches, a great cake shop and a home made ice cream parlour - try their 88% chocolate ice cream!

For the energtic there are rainforest walks, dolphin boat rides, kayaking trips and mountain biking. Book these individually in the village or ask the office to arrange a group booking.

A variety of early morning and afternoon meditation classes are held on-site in addition to your yoga programme,  you are welcome to attend these at no extra cost

Or just relax and spend your days basking in the sunshine on the lawns looking out to the balmy sea.




  Up to 4 Classes Day are available

Two with your designated teacher, one morning and one afternoon class

An early morning meditation put on by Argayall

A mid afternoon class which varies in content depending on who is teaching




Sample Programme
07.00 - 08.00 Meditation for the early risers!
08.00 - 09.45 Yoga with your designated teacher
09.45 - 10.30 Breakfast (breakfast can be taken from 8 am)
10.30 - 13.30 Free-time
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.30 Free-time / excursions / massages
15.30 - 17.00 Free-time / *Locally run classes / massages
17.00 - 19.30 Yoga with your designated teacher
20.00 - 21.00 Dinner
21.00 - 22.30 Free-time/ evening activity programme

*Please note we cannot guarantee the daily availability of locally run classes.

Therapies such as ayurvedic massage and reiki are available


There is a range of accommodation. Staying within the tropical garden is amazing with the sounds of the birds and the frogs and your own garden area with table and chairs. Most standard rooms also overlook the garden and en-suite rooms and apartments face the ocean.

For those students staying in the garden or the standard rooms there are four places to shower, one with one shower and one toilet, one with 2 showers and toilets and one with three showers and two toilets and one private shower and toilet.

Please ask us if you wish to be very close to a shower/toilet - most rooms are close, however one summerhouse and also the A-frame are a little further away.

In the Tropical Garden

A Frame and Pyramid - spacious and fully standing on wooden floor platforms with private verandas, garden table and chairs, set in the shade of the mango trees. They are fully equipped with a double bed, lighting, and clothes storage space.

Summerhouse - spacious and set in the garden shade these are wooden 'houses' with verandas, a small garden area and garden table and chairs. Each has one double bed an one single bed, lighting and clothes storage space. 

On the Veranda overlooking the Tropical Garden

Garden Rooms - A row of prettily decorated rooms along a shared shady veranda, with use of shared showers and bathrooms at either end.

Quiet and comfortable, each room is simply designed and most have washbasins. Four rooms have twin beds and one room has a double bed.

Room 5 does not face the garden and does not have a wash-basin. Please note: we normally do not use room 5 except by special request.

Close by the garden rooms are showers and toilets

En suite Rooms - A row of en suite rooms at the heart of the Finca facing the sea.

Each has a small private balcony overlooking the tropical garden at rear (except for room 6 which has a private sea facing veranda).

Each room is entered via patio doors from the communal sea view veranda.

En suite Studio Apartments - Although officially on-site these are separate from the main venue and reached by walking around the perimeter. Just a few minutes walk up a small hill to the rear of the Finca, the studios are completely private. These 3 studio apartments come with their own private entrance and swimming pool that overlooks the sea, with stunning views.Like 'bed-sits' these studios each comprise of a patio with French windows behind which is a lounge area. Behind this is the bed area and behind this the kitchen area. The room is quite large, off of which there is a private bathroom.


Food - During your stay, you will enjoy 3 superb organic vegetarian buffet meals per day, along with teas, coffee and spring water.  An honesty bar operates from which you may purchase fruit drinks, beer and wine.

Black tea, coffees, herb teas made from fresh herbs and drinking water are all provided free of charge 24 hours. Snacks are also put out between meals - although with 3 vegetarian meals a day you may not need these!

On one day, usually Tuesday evening, we will eat out as the on-site restaurant is closed, this is not included in the cost of your holiday. On this evening if you don't want to go into the village to a restaurant you can raid the venue's fridge and cook yourself something in their kitchen.

Includes - Accommodation, yoga, full board (except for one evening on the cooks night off when we eat out, this meal is not included in the cost of the holiday).


Not Included - Flights, ferry, transfers, insurance and meal on chefs night off.


Flights - Take a morning flight to Tenerife South.  Transfers -  make your way to Los Cristiannos ferry port (approx 15mins from airport) and then catch the ferry to San Sebastion. On arrival at San Sebastion you can take a taxi or the bus to Valle Gran Rey. (There will be a group transfer from the 14.00 ferry).




Dates Teacher


Garden room


Summer house


Ensuite room


Studio ensuite



PLEASE NOTE: all travel to the Finca is not possible at this moment and holidays are suspended due to access difficulties. As soon as these are resolved we will be placing our teachers.

Contact our office if you require more information.

All holidays are 7 nights and include 3 meals and up to 4 classes on most days

Single room supplement if available

A-frame/ Pyramid / Garden Rooms /£140 Summerhouses £180 (all other rooms £240)

All single supplements on application only.

Hi Jilly,

Belated thanks to you and Debbie for arranging the wonderful visit to La Gomera. I thought Yuva would be hard to match, but I think I now have two equally fantastic restorative locations!

I was so happy with the A-frame and being in the garden – it couldn’t have worked out better. I definitely found the peace and space I was looking for. The early morning meditation practice was fab, Lisa’s yoga as always was amazing, all topped off by the incredible roots and moods dance session with Grace on the final evening.. The kitchen staff were great and it was a total joy to be part of the community for such a precious week. Amazing    

Kay - July 2017 with Lisa Colby


Dear Debbie and Free Spirit Travel
So I am back at work after 2.5 weeks holidays on La Gomera inclusive the Yoga week with Suzanna.
Thanks a lot for all it was just great and Suzanna is a great teacher and a very nice person. Compliments from Switzerland for such nice team members.
Nicole and Fabien

Dear Jilly,
I just wanted to let you know that i had a wonderful holiday in Argayall. The place is a paradise and went well beyond my expectations. Ken's work is very different to anything i have done before and it was a great surprise to find out how it worked.
I am sure I will be booking more holidays with you as soon as I can escape again.
thank you very much for organising it.
take care


Dear Jilly
thanks for the super week!
Love Lisa


Hi Jilly and Debbie
Just to say how much I enjoyed the May, David Sye Yoga holiday at La Gomera.
Everything was great and as explained in your brochure, I would certainly go on another one of your holidays.
The Finca was comfortable, fun and relaxing and the food was wonderful.
Have a good summer
All the best Gill

Great Photos ...Thanks Viv!
Just been thinking of you all whilst dancing in the kitchen to a David CD and unloading the dishwasher!?!! ....
Oh Happy Days!
Mandy x 

Brilliant photos, we all look radiant. Had a fantastic week, thanks for all your love & support.  Sending love & best wishes to you all,
Laurie. Xx
Thanks Jilly...Yes great pics! A fabulous week so pleased I joined you all!
Take Care Nikki xx
Hi Jilly!!
 I was very happy to get to know all of you and for sure will be part of another yoga holiday in the future!!
Lots of love and sun, big smile and hug
Hi Jilly,
Thanks for an amazing week on La Gomera! Me and my mother had a great time and we will spread the word of your Yoga holidays in SwedenJ
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Sandra & Christin x